Robin Saunders
Clearbrook Capital Partners LLP
Diane Scott
SX2 Ventures

Henry Schleiff

New York, NY, USA

Group President, Travel Channel, Investigation Discovery (ID), American Heroes Channel & Destination America

Discovery, Inc.

Henry Schleiff

Biography

Henry Schleiff is Group President of Investigation Discovery (ID), Travel Channel, Destination America and American Heroes Channel portfolio, overseeing the development, production, scheduling, research, marketing, communications and online efforts for the networks.

Under Henry’s leadership, ID is now America's leading investigation network, available in 82 million homes, and is the #1 cable network for women, 25-54, for Total Day. Travel Channel is the world's leading travel media brand for adventurers who embrace the thrill of the unexpected. Destination America is the only network dedicated to celebrating the people, places and stories of the United States. American Heroes Channel (formerly known as the Military Channel) is the nation’s only channel devoted to the true stories of American heroism and significant turning points in history.

Previously, Henry was President and Chief Executive Officer of Crown Media Holdings, Inc., owner and operator of Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. Under his leadership, Hallmark Channel became one of the best performing cable channels in the industry. He was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Court TV Network, which under his stewardship, became one of the fastest growing networks, for distribution, ratings and revenue.

Henry is on the Board of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, UNICEF and many industry organizations, including the International Radio & Television Society Foundation (IRTS), Creative Coalition, The Hamptons International Film Festival, Museum of the Moving Image. He is also a Member of the Dean’s Council of the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University and the Council for Foreign Relations.

Henry Schleiff’s Background

Group President, Travel Channel, Investigation Discovery (ID), American Heroes Channel & Destination America
2009 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Discovery, Inc. is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving an audience with over 8,000 hours of programming each year. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Turbo/Velocity, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America and Eurosport.
President & CEO
Oct 2006 - 2009
New York, NY, USA
Crown Media Holdings, Inc. is a United States media production company, controlled by Hallmark Cards. Crown Media consists of Crown Media Productions and its Hallmark Hall of Fame & the Crown Media Family Networks.
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Current Non-Executive Positions

Member of the Board of Directors
New York, NY, USA
Creative Coalition is a non-profit, non-partisan organization founded by prominent members of the arts and entertainment community who believe it is their responsibility to use their voice to educate and inspire audiences to mobilize around issues of public importance, primarily arts advocacy and public arts education.
Member of the Board of Directors
New York, NY, USA
The Hamptons International Film Festival was founded in 1993 to celebrate independent film, long, short, fiction and documentary and to introduce a unique and varied spectrum of international films and film-makers to their audiences.
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Previous Non-Executive Positions

Member of the Board of Directors
New York, NY, USA
The International Radio & Television Society Foundation Inc (IRTS) is a charitable organization with a membership ranging from the most accomplished professionals in the media and entertainment business, to those who are just beginning their careers.

Philanthropy

Board Member
New York, NY, USA
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, founded in 1968, is led by human rights activist and lawyer Kerry Kennedy and advocates for a more just and peaceful world. Working alongside local activists to ensure lasting positive change in governments and corporations, the RFK team includes leading attorneys, advocates, entrepreneurs and writers united by a commitment to social justice.